GmailWatcher for Ubuntu

GmailWatcher is a Gmail notifier specifically designed for the Ubuntu Operating System. A post on Mark Shuttleworth’s blog mentioned Owais Lone’s GmailWatcher app. It is under development for Ubuntu 10.04 and 10.10. “Right now, my target is to make it stable/usable enough in time for Maverick. I’m planning to release the first stable version and getting it into Universe for Maverick” says Lone.

It relies heavily on Ubuntu specific packages like MeMenu, Notifications, DesktopCouch but Owais is also concentrating on a stock Gnome version also so that people on Fedora, Suse and other distributions can use it too. It may be added to the universe repository of Ubuntu 10.10.

Features :-

  • Multiple Accounts support
  • Google Apps support
  • Secure password storage facility using Gnome-Keyring
  • Themable unread emails page
  • Preferences sync using UI

Download & Install :- To install it, open the terminal and type the following :-

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:loneowais/ppa
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install gmailwatcher

Now, goto Internet>GmailWatcher and add your gmail account to it and start Gmailing :)

Take a look at lp:gmailwatcher-themes-extra for adding custom themes to it.

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For further details on this app, see here.

Njoy !!!

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